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Paul Marron

Paul Marron's fundraising page

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.7999992370605px;"[gt]Starting on the 17th December, Paul will be undertaking an epic journey to walk home in time for Christmas. Beginning in central Edinburgh he will travel at least 30 miles a day on foot, following the Forth Estuary to North Berwick, before crossing the border and heading down the coast to Tynemouth, then walking in land to Newcastle and eventually arriving at his father's home in Wylam on Christmas Eve - ready to enjoy his well-earned Christmas dinner. To add to the challenge of this 230 mile  trek, Paul will be forgoing the comforts of a hotel and spending his nights sleeping rough. [/p] [lt]p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.7999992370605px;"[gt]He is doing all of this in order to raise money to support the work of Walking with the Wounded, a charity which helps injured veterans to return to a normal life. An important part of their work is to aid ex-military personnel who find themselves living on the streets - an incredible 1 in 10 rough sleepers are veterans. The primary reason for this is that injuries sustained whilst on service prevent them for finding long term employment. Along with the profound difficulties of physical disabilities or illness, many veterans suffer from mental illness, which is sometimes much harder to diagnose or understand. Indeed, for every one physically wounded veteran, five will develop some form of mental injury. All of the money raised by everyone across the country who 'walk home for Christmas' will go to  Walking with the Wounded's 'Home Straight' programme, which aims to work with local professionals to provide employment solutions for wounded, injured, sick or mentally ill homeless veterans, within a supportive environment. Paul's goal is to raise as much money as he can to help with this important cause. Please help cheer him along by following our updates on the Buildings Team blog and Beamish's social media. If you would like to make a donation please click below. Thank you! [/p]

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Jan 10, 2015



Jan 9, 2015

Deborah, Ian & Jonny xx

Had hoped I'd catch up with you over the festivities, alas not! Well Done, you mad bugga, best wishes from this side of the Hill!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 27, 2014

Ed McNaught

Well Done! Your trek certainly eclipses our modest walk (pub crawl) to Gosforth!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 24, 2014

Clare and Noel

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 24, 2014

Jonathan & Hilde

Not that I want to denegrade your walk but I'd suggest that your current suffering is nothing compared to that of mine and 50,000 others last Sunday,

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 23, 2014


Well done Paul!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 23, 2014

Julie & Carl Rowell

Well done Paul

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 22, 2014

Sarah & graham

Well done Paul great cause!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 22, 2014

Michael & Diane

Get home safe

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2014

Joan and John Golding

Great effort Paul -- keep it going and enjoy your Christmas when you get home.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid